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be down to only 5 ballots. romney campaign spokesman ryan williams says that's insensitive and outrageous. he says one missed ballot is too many. in response to the criticism this is the romney campaign jumping on a small number of ballots and trying to endear themselves to soldiers. romney says every soldier airman mavy and marine deserves to have their ballot counted. megyn: mike tobin, thank you. there is a growing debate over a recent speech from the chief foreign affairs course cents from cbs news. laura logan has reported from some of the most dangerous places in the world. she stunned a chicago crowd with her stark assessment of america's place in the world and the real story as she sees it with the war in afghanistan and the consulate attack in libya. saying in part, quote, there is a narrative coming out of washington. they are just a poor moderate gentler kinder taliban. it's such nonsense. on libya she says, quote, exact revenge and let the world know the united states will not be attacked on its own soil. its ambassadors will not be murdered and the united states will not stan
trail. >> reporter: the romney ticket hit the ground hard in ohio. v.p. candidate paul ryan spent the day chumming it up with supporters at a tailgate. while mitt romney led another rally in what is being described as a must-win state. >> i'm counting on you. let's make it happen. >> reporter: governor romney went before scores of his supporters and criticized president obama saying he wasn't cracking down on unfair trade practices by china negatively affecting the american job market. >> i want to make sure when people cheat, when they don't follow the rules in trade, we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating. it's got to stop. >> reporter: this weekend the president defended his decision to bail out the auto industry claiming the move helped save jobs in the u.s. >> g.m. is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry created a quarter million new jobs right here in america. >> reporter: president obama will be tucked away in williamsburg this weekend as he fine-tunes his speaking points for a debate on tu
romney said he is confident ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it -- i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen a national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of the president. now, what we're seeing that romney is gaining i
here, if mitt romney said, i'm done, i don't want to run, if wouldn't automatically be paul ryan, you'd have to go through the process again? >> right. because paul ryan was nominated to be the vice presidential candidate. it's not like succession in the presidency, where the vice president by constitution assumes the presidency. so the party has to nominate somebody. they may nominate paul ryan, and may not convene the convention, but to hold a mini group, let's say the steering committee, executive committee, and be able to do that or seek affirmation from their rank and file. the bottom line in a crisis situation like that, where the unsuspected happens, the party has to move quickly. also because they have to make sure the right names are on the ballot. >> that was my last question. what about the mail absentee or professional ballots, if it's that close, might have the other person's name on it. >> i don't know how the law would judge this. presumably they could say, well, this is the republican ticket. somebody is voting for. on the other happen, they may say, no, if mitt romney
is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. >>> we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at nbcwashington.com. >>> hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happened back in july. >> i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses
is in touch with the american public and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> reporter: romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the white house and said you know look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. i think both men will be very prepared. >> all debates are tough but i'm looking forward to tie foreign and domestic policy issues -- to it. foreign and domestic policy issues will be subjects in the debates. >>> a fallen power line disrupts service on metro's red line. the power line came down near the metro station and that caused the transit agency to shut down service at 4:30 sunday afternoon. we are told the downed power line was cleared from the tracks. red line service was sumed after a few hos. >>> they made e ultimate sacrifice, and over the weekend, family and friends of the nation's fallen firefighters gathered to pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty hundreds of firefighters, friends and family members
to watch debates, the odds are much more likely you'll see joe biden or paul ryan do that the more mitt romney or president obama. >> the showdown could matter more than previous ones because the races so close right now. but new analysis shows historical the vice presidential debates really have not done much to sway voters either way. >> thank you very much. >> one of the issues on the november ballot is causing controversy this morning. achieve diversity officer at gallaudet university is on paid leave after she signed a petition to put a gay marriage referendum on the ballot. the school's president announced her leavitt and a statement yesterday. he says she participated in an initiative that some feel as inappropriate for someone in her position. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. you think the gallaudet school officials should be suspended for the petition opposing same- sex marriage? you can post on our facebook page or send us an e-mail. >> it is 48 degrees at the airpor you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill i
a spirited vice presidential debate, both candidates were back on the campaign trail today. paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> in the meantime, the obama campaign says vice president biden walked away with the win. but today the white house has to defend his answer about the deadly attack in libya. biden said they were told more security was wanted at that consulate. but earlier this week, former security officials testified they had asked for more manpower. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are going to discuss on tuesday. president obama will spend the next few days in williamsburg, virginia preparing for next week's debate. romney planned a campaign stop in ohio on saturday. if you're going to plan
vice president joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot on the line. peter alexander in virginia for us this morning. thanks very much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk, natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. >>> an unprecedented third term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader is re-elected in venezuela. kerry sanders is live with more from caracas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the official result showed pentagon hugo chavez won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline here says it all, "six more years." for chavis's supporters, his re-election is an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the skies. as the street party continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory shows supporters his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we want to live in socialism. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the po
more effective tax and governor romney pays in his federal income-tax. >> mitt romneypaul ryan went after. after >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attacks. >> you are jeopardized and medicare and changing it from a guaranteed benefit. >> it was heated. joe biden often laughed at all right in opposing arguments. >> joe biden understood denied he had to do what president obama failed to do last week's. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i cannot be prouder. >> and running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth of the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday, when president obama and mitt romney will square off in round two in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, danville. >> it's 46 degrees outside on this friday morning. >> much more ahead. a d.c. council and talking to abc 7 news about a scandal. what do we do when something that's hard to paint rea
, odds are more likely that you will see by then or right into that then you are -- biden or ryan are more likely to do that than romney or obama. >> vice president the debates have not done much to sway voters either way. insta-weather futurecast and traffic pulse 11 together. >> will have an accident at liberty heights ave. watch for lane closures. we are looking at delays leading up to i-70. watch for some degree in rhode -- debris in the road. 31 on 295. delays developed in from 195 toward 100. the see what is going on out there on interstate 70. not bad coming out to the beltway. let's switch over to a lot deal of traffic. no problems to report that the moment. watch for the latest developing their. that is the latest on traffic poles 11. now a preview of the baltimore running festival. good morning. >> good morning. we are live at the finish line. a lot of people will be excited to see that as we get ready for the baltimore running festival. the only is this a big economic impact for the city, but also raising a lot of money for the charities. thank you for coming out this m
to watch paul ryan work in the debate. one of mitt romney's son, ben, stopped by to meet with voters there. democrats gathered at a watch party in fairfax to watch biden's debate performance. this is at one of the campaign call centers where volunteers raise support for their candidate. tonight the phones were mostly quiet while they watched the action in kentucky. >>> now to a developing story in maryland. several families are out of their homes after fire destroyed one townhouse and damaged two others. it happened off cann avenue this afternoon. plumbers were using a porch to join pipes together when the fire started. fire officials say there may have been a delay in calling 911. >> the whole house with all their belongings, with everything that family had in their is just -- went away. it's gone. it's a hole in there. >> homes on both sizes of the townhouse have also been deemed unsafe. the red cross has been called in to help. >>> a 4-year-old boy fell 80 feet out of an apartment window in silver spring today, but he survived. he's alive thanks to a tree that helped break his fall. sho
. >> vice president joe biden arrived this afternoon. republican congressman paul ryan has been here since last night. after mitt romney's strong showing in last week's presidential debate and the shake-up in the polls, the pressure is on like never before. for joe biden, it is like -- is about stopping the momentum of the other side. >> calling out the inconsistencies of the other side. and that would be considered a win for him. >> and for ryan? >> to make a good case for his budget proposals in a way that average people can understand. it is hard to discuss these things without delving too much into the wonky details. >> outside the debate hall, organizers are holding a party. >> i am supporting ryan and i just want to hear what they have to say. >> i came to support obama and to listen to the debate and be here to say, kentucky, we have obama supporters here. >> the debate will cover foreign and domestic issues. it will be divided into nine different segments lasting about 10 minutes each. we understand biden will get the first question and ryan will get the last word. wbal-tv 11 news.
look at the candidates on the debate stage. not president obama for governor mitt romney. tonight's debate pits vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan for a one- on-one and only vice presidential debate. tory dunnan is in danville, kentucky with details of the big event tonight. >> reporter: we're here inside the spin room where after tonight's big debate both campaigns will try to claim a victory. but before that happens the showdown takes place between vice president joe biden and paul ryan. it's the only debate happening this election for the vice presidents. biden's been holding the mock debates every day since sunday. they're lasting 90 minutes each. and paul ryan has been talking about the vice president's extensive debate experience and lowering expectations. he's going to be focusing on the president's record. >> joe biden has been doing this for a long time. i mean he ran for president twice. he's a sitting vice president. he's been on the big stage many times before and that's new for me and just doing my homework and studying the issues. >> what i've been do
. tonight the focus can be on the vice-presidential candidates. joe biden and paul ryan will have their first and only debate in kentucky. >> as far as the presidential candidates obama will campaign in florida today and romney in north carolina. there's a new nbc wall street journal poll which shows romney made gains in the swing states of virginia, florida, and ohio. the largest in virginia, where now he's ahead of the president. now more from brandi hitt. >> the second round belongs to the running mates. >> i feel good about it. >> paul ryan and vice president joe biden say they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> i have been studying his positions. >> and there is a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying you did not show up. >> there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i so look forward to tuesday. >> is it possible
'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country. like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall at center call, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old democratic debate veteran. >> joe biden's been on this stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president sometimes hurts team obama with gaffes, with trademark bravado, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last week's debate in denver. >> the reason is that mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance against barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change in florida, obama by one. romney ahead now in virginia, up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you talk a
, the college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country, like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall ready at center college, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old debate veteran. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president is sometimes hurting team obama with gaffes, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last year's debate in denver. >> the reason is mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance from barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change in florida, obama by one. romney up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you're
romney. >>> kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally tonight in rochester, michigan. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in michigan in august. he was also at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> it's not raining but it is still cloudy. >> right, it is still cloudy. the rain is still coming. temperatures today are going to be pretty low. so late fall chill, wet, damp. it might as well be yesterday, right? the weather is certainly getting our attention. that's for sure. we had our coolest start. our coldest start since april the 28th. started out at 45 degrees in d.c. other locations north and west started out in the 30s this morning. i wanted to start out by showing you the national temperatures. we're not the only ones dealing with this cold blast. 45 in chicago. minneapolis, minnesota, at 46. that cold air has made its way down to the south with texas and little rock. even atlanta, just 59. temperatures, many of the big cities run
have four more years like the last four. what america needs is a real recovery. only romney and ryan can provide that. host: when the president took office we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. since the president took office, we have 5.5 million additional jobs. truck about the automobile recovering, he saved the automobile industry and 1/88 jobs in the state are reflective of the auto industry. i worked the railroad 41 years. the guys and women working there, they're happy, jumping up and down because they have employment. one out of eight jobs are connected to the auto industry. not only that, the government at the time, strickland, and the president came to and youngstown, my area, and it one of the last steel companies in the area was given a $20 million stimulus amount that created a tremendous amount of jobs, particularly 1 mile from my area, it in an area of youngstown that's really struggling. so you see this incredible turnaround. he was hit with those 800,000 jobs per month. he created the 5.5 million. just recently are finding out the unemployment level was finally dropped
about it. >> republican congressman paul ryan took his family to breakfast in lexington, kentucky, this morning. later this hour he will join his running mate mitt romney at a campaign stop in pennsylvania. president obama says he's proud of vice president biden's debate performance. a cbs news poll taken right after the debate of undecided voters thought 50% thought biden won. mitt romney and president obama will square off again next tuesday in a town hall style debate in new york. bob schieffer, the hose of cbs news' face the nation, will moderate the october 22nd debate in florida. he joins us now live from washington. because you're moderating the debate, we understand you won't talk about the debate directly, but where do you see the presidential race with two debates now in the book? >> well, i think it's closer than it was and i will say this about last night's debate. i think both of the candidates helped themselves. i think as far as the debate itself, i think joe biden probably won, but i tell you the other part. i thought that paul ryan kind of passed the vice presiden
job tonight. that is to slow romney's momentum. he can do that by debating ryan to a draw. and also being more aggressive. make no mistake, this is going to be a precursor for what we'll see next tuesday. because aides for the president say he's going to have a lot more energy, be more aggressive. he watched the tape of the last video, he gets it and knows he has to come out differently. >> is there any danger that biden overcompensates, overlearns the lesson of the last debate? >> no question about it. but i think typically these kinds of debates usually are contested to a draw. i think that biden wants to be aggressive, could be overly aggressive, wants to focus on the 47%, wants to sort of draw out ryan in a way who is, after all, an architect in many ways, the conservative thought on budget, taxes and spending. >> all right, david gregory, chuck todd, thank you. we'll all be up late tonight, you can watch the vice presidential debate, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific on nbc. >>> let's get to other stories making headlines this morning, for that we say good morning to natalie. >> good
wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month full of debates. this thursday vice president biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate. next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate and the final debate is october 22nd. >>> u.s. senate race in virginia takes the spotlight tonight as democrat tim kaine and republican george allen face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start. but a new poll of likely voters shows kaine with 52% and allen with 45%. the debate will be co-hosted by aarp virginia and the league of women voters of virginia. >>> making headlines around the world now, and around the nation, we begin in venezuela, where president hugo chavez has been reelected for a third team. officials say the polls saw one of the biggest turnouts in years, with nearly 81% of registered voters taking part. it was his closest election yet. he has held the post
with us this morning. the vice president and paul ryan took to the stage last night for the first and only vice presidential debate. we have the highlights from danville, kentucky. >> reporter: mitt romney and the president called their running mates to tell them they did a fantastic job. the bottom line -- this was one firey debate. place pause the 90-minute debate was the first and only between the two candidates. it covers a wide range of issues like like the economy. >> pushing and continuation of a tax cut that will give $500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families. and they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. >> did they come in and inheart a tough situation? yes but we're going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: medicare. >> they have not been big on medicare from the start. >> reporter: and foreign policy. >> this is issue will be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it is indicative of a broader problem. and that is what we're watching on the tv screens is the unraveling of the foreign policy. >> many expec
president joe biden and paul ryan's turn to duke it out in the debate rein. mitt romney's running mate is preparing for the vice presidential debate. democrats need vice president joe biden to do well and to help stop president obama from sliding in the polls. then beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. usa today reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on our website www.wusa9.com. we will also be live streaming the debate on our site. make sure your tv is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate starting at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com. then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. we'll be your no political bull zone all night. >>> the national zoo says it will release the cause of death for that panda cub tomorrow. there's a news conference planned for tomorrow morning. the cub believed to have been female was born september 16th. preliminary findings show the cub had some liver problems and fluid in its abdomen. the giant panda cub was 6 days old when it died. >>> we'll
in the aftermath of president obama's lackluster performance in his debate with romney. inchts kid ro >>> kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in august and at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49%-44%. "meet the press'" tidavid grego moderated the panel last week. >>> the washington humane society found murray yesterday. on friday murray's owner was jogging with the dog when she was confronted by another jogger. she says the man grabbed murray's leacsh, but he slipped out of his collar and disappeared. the man then allegedly grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. she screamed for help, and the man ran off. murray, meanwhile, has a broken leg but is expected to be just fine. >>> 6:50 is our time. a very s
elections. remember governor romney's vice-presidental nominee paul ryan is of course a native of wisconsin. so is he a factor there? we'll take a look at some of the latest polls and maybe you can make up your own mind on that. in wisconsin the unemployment rate is just below the national average and it's in line with what we see for gas prices across the country. not in california but across the country. the number of visits for the president and mr. romney equal there in wisconsin both have visited twice. statistics, teny electorial votes from the state of wisconsin. the the state governor scott walker you know that name well. we'll talk about that factor, the factor of a republican governor with our next guest in just a moment. also as far as polling, though, this is the latest "real clear politics" average, the president pulling away a little bit from mitt romney. not as much as before in the last couple of weeks but up by six points in the state of wisconsin. joining us now craig gilbert the washington bureau chief and national political reporter for the milwaukee "centennial." you've
the first lady is in president will supporters at ohio state university in columbus. mitt romney will make a stop in ohio and iowa. vice-president joe biden and republican nominee paul ryan are debate onfor a thursday. outside, 45 degrees. wet. >> still ahead, the mother of accused murderer george gets her first television interview. i believe in the beginning that he was innocent. i believe in the beginning tit's time to get real about what happens in the bathroom. and start talking about what you really want from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong is stronger than the leading value brand, for a confident clean. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i appr
there are really clear distinctions between the president and mitt romney even if governor romney is trying to fuzzy up those distinctions in the final weeks of the campaign. >> reporter: biden has done this before debating sarah palin in 2008. it's ryan's biggest ever debate stage. he's talking of studying 40 pounds of paperwork as republicans try to build up biden's debate skills. >> i've known paul for a long, long time. he's always hit the ball out of park, but let me tell you something. this is his first time. joe biden has been doing this since the 1800ism. >> reporter: six new polls show the race tightened after the first presidential debate especially in battleground state of virginia, florida, ohio, wisconsin and colorado. it puts more pressure on candidates tonight. however -- >> if either of these candidates make it about them, i think they're making a mistake. this is about governor romney and president obama. i think they'll both focus on thatch. >> reporter: it's a dual challenge. steal the stage for tonight and set the stage for their running mates for the rest of the camp
'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> analysts say one thing to look for tonight in the vice president debate is look for it to be aggressive. joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan will face-off in kentucky. it's the only debate between the two and will cover foreign and domestic issues. to maintain romney's momentum after the victory in last week's debate. joe biden's job is to turn the tide and get team obama back on track. the coverage begins at 9:00 follows by news 4 at 11:00. >>> mitt romney is taking a break today. a new poll by nbc news and the wall street journal shows major gains by romney in ohio and virginia. romney leads the president 48 to 47, a three-point swing from last week. romney gained two points in ohio to shrink the gap to 51 to 45. in florida, it's just a one-point lead for the president, 48 to 47. storm 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson joins us with a look at the forecast. >> very much like fall around here. we were at 70 degrees yesterday. if this were a roller coaster ride today or actually tomorrow, we would be at the top of the drop. tempe
a face to face comparison between the candidates. >> joe biden and paul ryan will be on the stage at center college in danville, kentucky. president obama still dealing with criticism of his performance last week says he he is ready to move on. he debates mitt romney. >> i played a lot of sports when i was a kid and still do. if you have a bad game, you just move on. you look forward to the next one. it makes you that much more determined. the difference between this and sports is that the stake are so high. >> as far as vice president biden at tonight's debate, president obama says joe just need to be joe adding that congressman ryan's ideas are the wrong ones. tonight's vice presidential debate airs right here on fox 5 starting at 9:00. >>> amother wants mitt romney to stop talking about her son during the campaign speeches. former navy steel glen dougherty was killed during the consulate attack in libya last month. romney has recently been telling voters about i achristmas dinner he shared with romney two years ago. his mother said she does not want her son's death to be part o
and congressman paul ryan are getting ready for their big moment. meanwhile, mitt romney is campaigning with new jersey governor chris christie in the critical state of ohio. they attended a townhall meeting here today with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. romney will spend at least two more days in this critical state. and plans to appear with his son, josh, at a rally tonight. president obama has no public events scheduled today. but the first lady is hitting the campaign trail in his place. she was in leesburg last night. today her schedule includes two events in colorado. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, a high chair recall parents need to know about. >>> a passenger arrested trying to get on a plane with a gas mask in his luggage. >>> metro showing off its new trains. and all of the new improvements. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. a
them? the back and forth between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. let's give you some of the back and forth resaw on the recession, stimulus and sanctions on iran. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. period. period. when governor romney's asked about it, he said we've got to keep these sanctions. when you say, well, you're talking about doing more. are you going to go to war? is that what you want to do? >> you want to prevent war. >> interesting thing is how they are going to prevent war, how they are going to prevent war if they say there's nothing more that they say we should do than what we've already done. >> i'm not allowed to show letters, but go on our website. he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin? we sent millions of dollars. you know why he said-- >> you did ask for stimulus money, correct? >> sure, he did. >> on two occasions, we advocated for constituents applying for grants. that's what we do for all constituents. >> i love that. >
. there was criticism he was interrupting and being disrespectful to paul ryan. on this tuesday it's a townhall format. so if you come across being disrespectful, that can backfire. >> heather: mitt romney is preparing for this. what are we hearing from his camp right now? >> he has rob portman the senator from ohio is playing in the debate sessions to get mitt romney ready. they were doing more sessions over the last couple of days together. bottom line they have been campaigning together in ohio even while the president has been mostly down here, hunkered down getting ready. mitt romney has been out on the stump. his advisors are saying the president may be bringing a different style but they think he has disadvantage in the second debate. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record or policies. that is what this election is about. the fact that $4,300 drop in household incomes has occurred under his watch. >> reporter: now what is interesting, rob portman playing the role of the president on the g.o.p. side here. on the democratic you have john kerry
full of debates. this thursday, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate before the election. then next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate. and the third and final presidential debate takes places monday, october 22nd. >>> the virginia senate race takes the spot height tonight as tim kaine and george allow pressure face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start but a new poll shows kaine pulling way a little bit with 52% support and allen with 45%. 45%. >>> police catch a break in their search for find a missing girl. that is topping national headlines right now. >> plus a warning from congress involving a potential business deal with china. why a maryland lawmaker is against the plan. >> big bird makes a guest appearance on saturday night live. when he had to say about last week's presidential debate. i knew it was going to happen. >> we knew it. we'll be right back.  >>> the war in afghanistan begins its 12th -- bega
university. kid rock urged everyone to vote and ryan said the gop ticket would win in michigan. clueless actress stacy dash sent a tweet of herself with an american flag endorsing mitt romney as the only choice for the future. well that prompted a twitter explosion criticizing a black woman's support for mitt romney. >> and mr. romney may be worried about questions from children about his plans to cut funding for big bird and sesame street. the republican candidate has decided to skip nickelodeon's the kids pick the president special. the producer says that decision dissed children. president obama will be talking directly to the kids for the special. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." so now, here's your first look at how wall street is going to kick off the day. the dow dropped 26 points yesterday. the s&p 500 was down 5. the nasdaq lost 23. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei stumbled 93 points n hong kong, the hang seng gained 112. stocks have been on a strong run. right now earnings and global growth fears have investors on edge. i
preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is. >> reporter: biden and ryan also challenging each other over foreign policy. >> the president of the united states has led with a steady hand and clear vision. governor romney, the opposite. the last thing we need now is another war. >> what we he unraveling of the obama policy. >> reporter: the two sparring over the hot button issue of health care. >> obamacare takes $716 from medicine cage to spend on obamacare. >> what we did is we saved $716 billion and put it back, applied it to medicare. we cut the cost of made care. we stopped overpaying insurance companies and doctors and hospitals. >> the vice president trying to shift the momentum after mitt romney's strong showing at last week's debate. his 42-year-old rival keeps fighting back. >> i know you are under a lot of during rest to make up for lost ground but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: that is the way it went all night long. after last night's debate, the focus turns back to the two candidates
gop mitt romney gained from his first debate with president obama. paul ryan will have to fend off attacks on his conservative policies. >> congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> it's my first time, so, sure, it's a nervous situation because joe biden is one of the most experienced debaters we have in modern politics, but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> we will get more insight into the vice presidential debate coming up a little bit later with fox news host brett baier. allison. >> tony, thank you very much. >>> the presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail today. president obama will head to the battleground state of florida. mitt romney will campaign through north carolina. in the meantime a new poll gives romney a one-point lead over the president in colorado, but the quinnpiac university/cbs news/new york times poll found president obama has a three-point advantage in wisconsin. and in virginia romney still holds a five-point lead over the president. >>> new this morning rescue crews in flo
'd see more action in the debate next week. pops show the president lost ground to mitt romney after that debate. >>> don't forget tomorrow is the vice presidential debate. joe biden faces off with congressman paul ryan. it starts at 9:00 here on fox 5 and catch the news afterwards. >>> as the 10 continues get ready for a new look from metro. tonight we know what the railcars will look like, what they're promising passengers and how soon you will see them. >> a big headache for toyota, a massive worldwide recall, how the carmaker is trying to fix a fire hazard. >> we're saving this one for the news edge at 11:00. a local couple says police busted into their home, cuffed one of them and the whole thing was a big mistake. a visit to a toys r us led to chain reak of events and a nightmare for the couple. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to t
. spot mocks mitt romney's talk that he would stop funding to the pbs. >>> staying on the rice race to the white house, vice president joe biden and his rival paul ryan will go head-to-head in kentucky thursday night but they're not the only ones looking for debate-related boost. all of danville is hoping to benefit. streets repaved, and new signs in the small town and stores are stocked up on politically- themed merchandise. center college will play host. >> the campus has been transformed and there is for security and lodgistical reasons. >> reporter: the small town has experience here. center college hosted another debate in 2000. >>> our coverage includes you at home. we want to hear from you as we approach election day. use the hash tag fox5d.c. you decide and to tweet the thoughts about the candidates, issues, performances and elects as we count down to november. -- elections as we count down to november. >>> amtrak restored service between d.c. and wilmington, delaware. a power outage closed the section of the main rail lill line known new york and d.c. the outage was caused
a chance to clarify his words when he debates paul ryan. as for the next presidential debate -- >> i think you'll see a very engaged president that is ready and willing to call out whichever mitt romney shows up. >> reporter: and the president's advisors promise the real obama will show up as well. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> with more insight and a look ahead on what we can expect on the political front this week, is fox 5's political analyst, mark plotkin. did his performance make a difference? >> chris christie before the event said mitt romney was going to turn the campaign upside down. in all honesty, i think he did. he revitalized a campaign in some ways his staff was writing off the candidate, and the best data is the impercale data in some of the background states, i heard one today in florida, he's running even and narrowing the lead -- >> he's campaigning in florida now, right? >> he is. he drew a big crowd. >> the biggest of his campaign so >> he haven't drawn crowds anywhere near that. crowds are indicative of your support. >> president obama buoyed by the job numbers that
debate between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. they have been preparing for weeks. analysts say stakes are higher after last week's debate in denver. mitt romney's strong performance has led to new momentum in the polls. the latest nbc news poll shows romney gained support in three swing states. it shows him leading by one point now in virginia. obama's lead in florida has shrunk to a single point and lost two points in ohio. he was leading romney by eight before the debate, now mr. obama is up by six. >>> get ready for even colder temps on the way, folks. we could see our first freeze. meteorologist doug kammerer is outside on the storm 4 weather deck. doug? >> oh, yeah, high, guys. temperatures out here right now, 62 degrees out at the airport right now. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour. humidity at 35%. very cool afternoon right now. we're going to be a lot cooler as we move through the next 24 hours or so. temperatures around the region, 61 in gaithersburg, 61 in leesburg, and 64 down towards fredericksburg. with this sunshine, feeling pretty good acr
's upside down. it's less than ryan's. and also people seem to favor ryan to biden to win this debate 40% to 34%. >> tracy potts live on capitol hill for us this morning. thank you. mitt romney's strong debate performance last week is helping him gain ground in critical swing states. a new nbc news, marist, "wall street journal" poll shows the former governor now leads the president in virginia. he has turned a two-point deficit last week into a one-point lead 48-47. in ohio, the president still leads, but romney gained two points since last week to shrink the gap 51-45. in florida, it is just a one-point lead for the president, 48-47. >>> romney is elaborating his position on abortion. his clarification comes after an interview earlier this week with a newspaper in iowa. the republican presidential nominee told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion-related legislation. reporters asked him about that comment during a campaign stop in ohio. romney spelled out steps he'd take on the abortion issue. >> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate
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